Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote: I wanna be a tramp, an alcoholic washed up tramp in SEA.

I hate the west, its going down hill, the ship is sinking, AUD crumbling, prices rising, wages lowering.....
Yes we know all that. Buttt. ... Choosing to slum it in Cambodia is a totally crappy idea because doing so will be more shitty than if you stayed in the awful west. :hammerhead:
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Beerinthemorning wrote: I wanna be a tramp, an alcoholic washed up tramp in SEA.

I hate the west, its going down hill, the ship is sinking, AUD crumbling, prices rising, wages lowering.....
Yes we know all that. Buttt. ... Choosing to slum it in Cambodia is a totally crappy idea because doing so will be more shitty than if you stayed in the awful west. :hammerhead:
400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by John Bingham » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:00 am

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am


400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
Sure, every Khmer makes $100 a month. :roll: :-o
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 am

:stir:
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:00 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am


400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
Sure, every Khmer makes $100 a month. :roll: :-o
More do than dont, some less even.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Kammekor » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 am

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Beerinthemorning wrote: I wanna be a tramp, an alcoholic washed up tramp in SEA.

I hate the west, its going down hill, the ship is sinking, AUD crumbling, prices rising, wages lowering.....
Yes we know all that. Buttt. ... Choosing to slum it in Cambodia is a totally crappy idea because doing so will be more shitty than if you stayed in the awful west. :hammerhead:
400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
You're close, but not close enough, minimum wage just increased to 182$. Add to that many Khmer households live of several incomes and 400$ ain't that fancy anymore.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am

Kammekor wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Beerinthemorning wrote: I wanna be a tramp, an alcoholic washed up tramp in SEA.

I hate the west, its going down hill, the ship is sinking, AUD crumbling, prices rising, wages lowering.....
Yes we know all that. Buttt. ... Choosing to slum it in Cambodia is a totally crappy idea because doing so will be more shitty than if you stayed in the awful west. :hammerhead:
400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
You're close, but not close enough, minimum wage just increased to 182$. Add to that many Khmer households live of several incomes and 400$ ain't that fancy anymore.
Minimum wage on paper isnt minimum wage in the real world.....

Hospitality jobs for khmers in provincial areas are hard to come across and pay 100USD a month, rice and free rent is included so it evens it up a bit.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am
Kammekor wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Beerinthemorning wrote: I wanna be a tramp, an alcoholic washed up tramp in SEA.

I hate the west, its going down hill, the ship is sinking, AUD crumbling, prices rising, wages lowering.....
Yes we know all that. Buttt. ... Choosing to slum it in Cambodia is a totally crappy idea because doing so will be more shitty than if you stayed in the awful west. :hammerhead:
400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
You're close, but not close enough, minimum wage just increased to 182$. Add to that many Khmer households live of several incomes and 400$ ain't that fancy anymore.
Minimum wage on paper isnt minimum wage in the real world.....

Hospitality jobs for khmers in provincial areas are hard to come across and pay 100USD a month, rice and free rent is included so it evens it up a bit.
iirc isnt the minimum wage only applicable to the factory workers, and doesnt count for everyone in other fields of work
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Hotdigr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm

iirc isnt the minimum wage only applicable to the factory workers, and doesnt count for everyone in other fields of work
Correct I believe.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by John Bingham » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:55 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 am
:stir:
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:00 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am


400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
Sure, every Khmer makes $100 a month. :roll: :-o
More do than dont, some less even.
We understand you have never lived or worked here and don't know anyone here, but there's no need to make up stuff. Many make far more than that, but you'll never meet them as they don't bum around in doss-house hostels. :?
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:20 pm

BITM

If you living as cheep as possible in Cambodia then ur slumming it. A westerner is in a better position than locals are. You are therefore making a bad choice on purpose when you can choose a better one.

Stop trolling and start trying to make sense.
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